Tuesday, August 29, 2017

No Test Drives: 1980 Reliant Robin

The Reliant Robin was introduced in 1973 to a surprised and skeptical public, but the 70 miles per gallon fuel economy and affordable asking price were enough to sway a few folks who were not put off by a lack of sway bar.  Find this 1980 Reliant Robin offered for $2,500 in Downingtown, PA via craigslist.  Tip from Steven.



From the seller:
1980 Reliant Robin. Recent new tires battery & tune up. Current Pa. title & antique tags. I'm trying to thin out my collection of cars. I really haven't driven this car all summer. It could use a good looking over and some tlc but does start right up & runs & drives. Please, serious inquires only & sorry but no tests drives (it is a Robin) , though I am happy to drive you around and answer any questions. 


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11 comments:

  1. DO gifs work on here?
    [image src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9DpLGlVvd5I/VJ-moMJfjQI/AAAAAAADliw/CvxRsP-4-oI/w397-h223-p-rw/121RY.gif" width="400px"/]
    If no here is a link
    3 wheel motion

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    1. This vid is worth subscribing alone. (?I am alone!)

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    2. The way the Robins all smoke the tires on starting is kind of a giveaway this video is CGI - it's still pretty funny though.

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    3. I don't care who you are... that there is some funny stuff...

      -Stan (whose three wheeling days stopped when he was about 3 years old...)

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  2. 'Man, I thought I'd bust a gut I laughed so hard!

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  3. Savings per year as a motorcycle; $72. The embarrassment at cars and coffee: priceless.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliant_Robin

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  4. Every time I see one of these I think of the Top Gear Space Shuttle!

    https://youtu.be/pJdrlWR-yFM

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    1. OMG. I've never seen that.

      Epic. Even for Top Gear. My mouth was hanging open.

      -Stan (who toured the spaceflight division of Rockwell International just a few months after Challenger crashed)

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  5. the Bond Bug was a much cooler looking, fab three wheeler...

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